Be the Love is a mirror for those seeking to live into Beloved Community.
Through this site, we offer stories & tools to help you choose love.
Be the Love is an initiative intended to support you and your community to live more deeply into Beloved Community. It is a strategy for supporting all of us to practice a faith that honors giftedness, deepens authentic connection and sparks joy among and beyond us. This site is meant to inspire hope, courage and transformative practice.
Be the Love is for those who seek to live “divided no more” as Parker Palmer says, and to connect you to others who feel this same passion for possibility.
The people who plant the seeds of movements make a critical decision: they decide to live ‘divided no more.’ They decide no longer to act on the outside in a way that contradicts some truth about themselves that they hold deeply on the inside. They decide to claim authentic self-hood and act it out.Parker Palmer
Unitarian Universalism is part of a new Great Awakening. Some ways of life are dying, new ways are being born, as ancient ways are remembered. It is time for Unitarian Universalism to be all it has the potential to be, to claim and share its many gifts, to welcome and include all who want lives rooted in purpose and love.
Key to this transformation is a coming home to the vision and practices of Beloved Community that are core to our religious heritage.
Increasingly, Unitarian Universalist congregations and communities are acting on a longing to bring their faith to everyday life; to live their values everywhere – at home and with friends, in business and politics, in the public square and the market place.
Living an embodied response to this yearning is the basis of Beloved Community.